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Recommendations for tarmacing driveway.

  • 23-12-2017 9:18pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 7,576 ✭✭✭ tom1ie


    Hi all
    I'm looking to get my existing concrete driveway, which has been around since 1966, removed and possibly tarmac put down in its place.
    What technical specs should I look out for as in what depth hardcore base should be put in and what depth should it be whacked down to?
    What depth of tarmac should I be looking for? I believe 2" is no good as the light can get through to the weeds below, so should I be looking for 4"?
    I'm looking to get a decorative paving slab border put at the driveway entrance and around the tarmac edges as a border also, so is there any thing I should be looking out for as in expansion room for tarmac etc?
    I'm also looking to widen the driveway entrance, so do I need pp for this?
    Does anyone know a rough price per m squared for the above?
    Finally can anyone recommend a contractor in the south Dublin area?
    Thanks in advance for all the help!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,576 ✭✭✭ tom1ie


    tom1ie wrote: »
    Hi all
    I'm looking to get my existing concrete driveway, which has been around since 1966, removed and possibly tarmac put down in its place.
    What technical specs should I look out for as in what depth hardcore base should be put in and what depth should it be whacked down to?
    What depth of tarmac should I be looking for? I believe 2" is no good as the light can get through to the weeds below, so should I be looking for 4"?
    I'm looking to get a decorative paving slab border put at the driveway entrance and around the tarmac edges as a border also, so is there any thing I should be looking out for as in expansion room for tarmac etc?
    I'm also looking to widen the driveway entrance, so do I need pp for this?
    Does anyone know a rough price per m squared for the above?
    Finally can anyone recommend a contractor in the south Dublin area?
    Thanks in advance for all the help!

    Bump!


  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ No, you're a...


    I'm considering the same. Does anyone have any advice?


  • Registered Users Posts: 557 ✭✭✭ dh1985


    I'm considering the same. Does anyone have any advice?

    If you go to the price and costs section of this particular forum there is a page about tarmac costs. Its not solely about costs however as most topics regarding tarmac surfacing are discussed throughout the thread. Theres a very informative poster there that might be able to help you out. Link below to thread

    https://touch.boards.ie/thread/2056809036/48/#post116842233


  • Registered Users Posts: 346 ✭✭ bakerbhoy


    tom1ie wrote: »
    Hi all
    I'm looking to get my existing concrete driveway, which has been around since 1966, removed and possibly tarmac put down in its place.
    What technical specs should I look out for as in what depth hardcore base should be put in and what depth should it be whacked down to?
    What depth of tarmac should I be looking for? I believe 2" is no good as the light can get through to the weeds below, so should I be looking for 4"?
    I'm looking to get a decorative paving slab border put at the driveway entrance and around the tarmac edges as a border also, so is there any thing I should be looking out for as in expansion room for tarmac etc?
    I'm also looking to widen the driveway entrance, so do I need pp for this?
    Does anyone know a rough price per m squared for the above?
    Finally can anyone recommend a contractor in the south Dublin area?
    Thanks in advance for all the help!

    If your concrete is still sound you could look at a resin top coat.
    I had my interior floors done back in 2010.
    There is also an exterior version /options are extensive re colours bordering etc.
    [snip]
    I do not have any connection with them, just a satisfied customer.


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